Get in on the ground floor and set up our development function. As our Director of Marketing and Development, you will be on the leadership team taking the organization to the next level through community connections building resources for sustained growth. This position will work directly with the board and have decision making authority to build a development pipeline. If that intrigues you - read on!
Your past sales and marketing skills are essential to help us establish and maintain this new function and solidify our brand in the community. Building board engagement to attract new donors is key. The ability to network throughout Lake County will help in creating awareness as well as identifying new board members. Now is the time to get in and set up the department exactly as you like!
You will be setting up a formal program of ongoing community based support and the ability to expand to meet our long-term goals. Working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, you will create, implement, and direct the plan to ensure we meet our financial goals for 2018 and beyond. Our primary funder is committed to the next 5 years of operating expenses, but we need a key contributor to develop a diversified base.
The Development Director is responsible for:
Cultivating individual donor engagement
Establishing partnerships with corporations and local businesses
Managing marketing strategies and communications for all stakeholders
Development of grant applications and management
Creating materials necessary for brand development
Participate in community activities and networking events
Execution of events to generate revenue and enhance community involvement
Heart of the City is a nonprofit organization that engages our community through the game of soccer. We currently serve over 500 youth in our programming. Our mission is to empower our community through the game of soccer. Many the youth we serve come from underserved Hispanic communities. Our goal is to open opportunities to youth through intentional coaching mentoring focused on character development and academic achievement.
Our Director of Marketing and Development must have experience in prospecting and corporate partnership. We prefer candidates to have experience in nonprofit development and skilled at building relationships with key stakeholders, but are willing to train the right individual.
The organization is located in Waukegan, but in this role flexibility to work in the field and from home is possible.
About Heart of the City Sports
Recognizing that expenses are the biggest driver in youth soccer participation, our recreation program is affordable -- often less than 50% of other soccer organizations in the area. We also work with parents, particularly those with multiple children, to find ways to further reduce fees, ensuring no one needs to sit on their sidelines.
Placing significant emphasis on preparing young people academically, Heart of the City connects players and their families with resources in the community that will help them build a strong foundation for their children's future.
Defining success not only as winning on the field, but as having goals and working toward achieving them, we will help families foster competence in children through positive engagement and service experiences that help address the needs of our community.